TigerAir Returns to Davao on December 2

TigerAir Philippines has revealed that it will be reinstating its flights between Manila and Davao beginning on December 2 after the airline temporarily suspended the service earlier this year citing weaker performance compared to its other routes.

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Davao's thriving tourist industry must have played a role in the reconsideration of the airline's original decision as TigerAir rolled out plans to launch new daily flights between Manila and Davao utilizing its 144-seat Airbus A319 aircraft starting in December. TigerAir will be joining four other carriers that currently operate the same route including Philippine Airlines, Cebu Pacific, PAL Express, and AirAsia Zest.

The tourism industry in Davao is thriving as the destination serves as home to some of the country's top mountain and beach resorts. In 2012, the number of tourist arrivals increased by 45 percent from 2011 figures to exceed 1 million. Officials from the City Tourism Office credit the increased arrivals to the additional flight connections that have been made available to the city in the recent year. Most recently, Singapore-based SilkAir announced that it would be increasing its service to Davao. The city is known for its adventure tourism experiences including white-water rafting, spelunking, ziplining, and diving. Mount Apo, the highest peak in the Philippines, can also be found in the region.

Meanwhile, TigerAir says that it will continue to push the boundaries in low-cost travel as it connects more Filipinos to the rest of the world. The airline currently serves a number of international routes including Clark-Hong Kong, Clark-Bangkok, Clark-Singapore, Kalibo-Singapore, and Manila-Phuket. The airline operates its domestic services from Ninoy Aquino International Airport Terminal 4.

TigerAir Philippines is a member of the Singapore-based TigerAir group that is composed of TigerAir branded airlines in Singapore, Australia, and Indonesia.

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